Psychology Co-Ops ‘Science’ to Fight Biblical Morality

first_imgSecular psychology is not science. It uses the word ‘science’ to promote anti-Biblical morality.Biological Psychiatry in CrisisThe word ‘crisis’ should not be used loosely, but secular journals have long considered the mental health ‘sciences’ of psychology and psychiatry as being in a state of crisis. Nature, for instance, last April 15 reviewed a book by Anne Harrington, Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness (2019). The book takes psychiatrists to task for its failings and blunders. Certain healthy researchers in 1973, for instance, tested the diagnostic ability of psychiatric hospitals by admitting themselves with fake symptoms of hearing things.Each person was diagnosed with either schizophrenia or manic-depressive psychosis, and admitted; once inside, they stopped the performance. They were released after an average of 19 days with diagnoses of ‘schizophrenia in remission’ (D. L. Rosenhan Science 179, 250–258; 1973).And that’s just for eye-opening starters. Harrington’s book continues showing the “shameless hubris” of psychiatrists pretending to be scientists.Psychiatric hospitals, it seemed, could recognize neither healthy people nor those with mental illnesses. Rosenhan’s study exemplifies much of what went wrong in twentieth-century psychiatry, as biologists, psychoanalysts and sociologists struggled for supremacy. Science historian Anne Harrington takes us through the painful history of that struggle in the enthralling Mind Fixers, which focuses particularly on the United States.Harrington wrote back to Nature on June 18 after the review appeared, saying that she didn’t mean to be pessimistic about psychiatry. “Psychiatry crisis is a chance to change tack,” she said. And yet she sees 2019 as an ‘inflection point’ that will require discarding the old “biological psychiatry” and taking stock of what to do next. “The ‘old’ biological psychiatry launched in the 1980s — the one under which so many of us have conducted our business for the past 40 years — is running into the sands,” she says. “The confusion and distrust it has engendered is entrenched in the public sphere.Psychology Is WorsePsychiatry is psychology with a white lab coat. Both are pseudo-sciences. Both pretend to use the scientific method and reach conclusions that are expected to be viewed as superior to ‘religious’ views concerning right and wrong ethics, or normal and abnormal behavior. Even biologists get suckered into “biological psychology,” figuring that humans are nothing more than evolved animals, and therefore whatever we see in the biological world must be considered normal. For instance, Science Daily says in a headline, “Scientists challenge notion of binary sexuality with naming of new plant species.” Are plants politically correct now? If a tomato exhibits gender fluidity in some way, then human traditional-values advocates must face the “science,” and (by implication)  allow transgender women (biological males) to compete in women’s sports.Even when observations discredit current PC views about sexuality, psychologists and their cohorts in the science news media never repent of promoting false views. For instance, a piece in Medical Xpress about “Study of sexual orientation and mental health in New Zealand LGBTQ adults” under a photo of two males holding hands under rainbow lights, admits that “Gay, lesbian and bisexual New Zealanders are on average more than twice as likely to experience depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts as heterosexuals, new research shows.” Could that be because those ‘orientations’ are unhealthy, producing conflicts between desires and biological realities? Perish the thought! No, it must be because those people face “stigma,” presumably from all those homophobes making them feel bad!Dr. Spittlehouse says the findings reinforce concerns about stigma and stress experienced by sexual minority members and emphasize the need for mental health help and support for members of the rainbow community going into middle-age.The ones who need counseling, by implication, are the normal people who believe in traditional values and biological sex roles. WND reports that “California wants to force pastors to adopt LGBT agenda.” Coercion is the hallmark of Leftism. One is not allowed to think differently. Secular psychology encourages such coercion by turning the word “normal” on its head, making traditional values abnormal, and perversion acceptable as a finding of ‘science.’ These psychologists provide aid and comfort to LGBT activists, who would call for the institutionalization of those who teach that God made humans male and female. The inmates would be running the asylum. Who is calling whom mentally ill?The End Result: Romans 1The LGBT movement ostensibly started as an attempt to end discrimination against the sexually confused. We are way beyond that in 2019. Now, LGBT advocates, with secular psychologists at the head of the parade, actively promote perversion and want to force everyone to embrace it as normal. If you don’t believe it, look at the headline of a piece on the quasi-science website The Conversation, complete with rainbow-colored female figure, “There are infinite ways to have sex & there’s nothing unnatural about any of them.” Two eggheads from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada fling open the Pandora’s Box of sex perversions with reckless abandon:Humans have discovered an almost infinite amount of ways to have sex — and things to have sex with. The famous sex researcher Alfred Kinsey said: “The only unnatural sex act is that which can’t be performed.”From foot fetishes to the kinkiest outfit or habits, fetishes are an endless rainbow of preferences and practices.Alfred Kinsey, as Dr Jerry Bergman has exposed in his book How Darwinism Corrodes Morality, was a scientific fraud. Here, these authors appeal to this known fraud to claim that no sex act is “unnatural.” Natural is a word fraught with ambiguity, but it’s clear what they are doing: they are fighting believers in traditional morality who distinguished between sexual activity condoned by the Creator of sex and those forbidden by God. If everything is not unnatural, then nothing is natural: fetishes, bondage, homosexuality – if it feels good, it’s natural. But is “nothing unnatural”? What about polygamy? What about bestiality? What about necrophilia? What about pedophilia? What about sex slavery, and sex trafficking? What about consensual sex acts that cause pain and permanent harm? They don’t mention those. Under “No definition of normal, they say,”There is no exact definition of what constitutes normal or healthy. These definitions are highly dependent of the context (historical time and culture).We get caught up with what appears to be more frequent, healthy, natural or normal: but what about what feels right?Using “what feels right” as one’s measure of normality throws off all restraint. They even encourage perversion: “Perhaps you don’t have a fetish. But it’s never too late to try.” The silent majority may be relieved that ‘Pride Month’ is finally over, where businesses tried to outdo one another coddling the LGBT community, and leftist presidential candidates stepped on each other trying to appear more “diverse and inclusive” to the point of affirming abortion rights for transgender women who have no wombs! But that is mild compared to what these two libertines say:As North Americans celebrate Pride this summer, we should take it as a reminder of our colourful sexual diversity —and also the infinite ways to have sex, with nothing unnatural about any of them.We believe all people should be allowed to express their sexuality and embrace it without the weight of stereotypes or “normal” standards to live by. Life is too short to not make the best out of it, especially when it comes to enjoy the pleasures of the flesh.Unquestionably, sex is pleasurable, and the sex drive is a vital part of our created nature, as is the hunger drive. Traditional-values proponents know and teach that. It’s a good thing that sex is pleasurable, too, or else the human race might have gone extinct. They believe, too, in freedom within limits; look how far one can drive by staying in the prescribed traffic lanes. Married couples are free to experiment with sex within the bonds of marriage, always seeking the good of the partner, without forgetting the main purpose of sex, which is procreation. Unmarried individuals can also appreciate their own body’s pleasurable sensations, with thanksgiving, in the same way they can enjoy food without becoming gluttons or drunkards. “For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,” Paul said in I Timothy 4, “for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.” There is freedom in what God has not forbidden, lest anyone accuse godly people of prudery. But the Bible clearly forbids fornication, adultery, and homosexuality, and other sins of lust. Liberty is not libertinism. License is not licentiousness. Sensation is not sensuality.The libertinism expressed by these two authors tosses out all restraint. It not only turns traditional values upside down, but then celebrates perversion and encourages it. The LGBT agenda has succeeded far beyond mere toleration. It now exalts itself as the “new normal,” and is making political enemies out of all who refuse to bow the knee to their totalitarian aspirations.  All in the name of “science,” of course.If these two libertines were to experience the extreme of their view, they would quickly call halt. They qualify their view with the mildest of constraints: “most researchers and clinical practitioners now only consider fetishes to be harmful if they cause distress, physical harm or transgress consent.” But then they talk about Pavlovian conditioning. So what if they submitted themselves to conditioning by a skilled hypnotist who could extract a confession of “consent” and then unleash the full passions of a rape gang on them? It is well known that skilled sex traffickers take months to build friendships with their juvenile victims, in order to soften them up for lifetime of prostitution they will face. Is that “not unnatural”? Secular psychology is out of control. One might even say it is mentally ill. Secular psychologists, many of them basing their views on fraudulent Darwinian/Freudian doctrines, have become the vocal enemies of Biblical morality. But there’s one thing that Biblical morality has going for it scientifically. It made predictions, and those predictions have come true in our day. 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. (Romans 1:18-32)Perversion starts with denial of Creation. Darwin was the leader of those who “did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but became futile in their thinking” by concocting the “Stuff Happens Law” to explain life, the universe, and everything. Professing to be wise, they become fools, even though they “knew God” from evidence available to everyone. What is more mentally ill than to deny reality?These days, it’s becoming dangerous to even quote the Bible on matters of sexual values. If CEH disappears from the internet, you will know that the PC bigoted totalitarian enforcers got us. If it ever comes to that, keep the faith no matter what (Ephesians 6:10-18).(Visited 405 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Team SA profile: Marsha Marescia

first_img25 May 2012Marsha Marescia will captain the best prepared South African women’s Olympic squad yet at the London Olympic Games. Now aged 29, she has been a member of the national team since 2001.She made her debut in October of that year at the age of 18. Almost 11 years later, when she participates at the London Olympics, she will bring with her an impressive CV that includes attending two Olympic Games and two World Cups.However, only in recent times, thanks to a sponsorship by Investec, has the South African women’s team been given the kind of backing to enable it to compete with the world’s leading teams. It has resulted in a growing maturity in the side and that has begun to translate into results on the field.Qualified in styleThe South African women’s hockey team qualified for the Olympic Games as African champions, but were required to also win an Olympic qualifying tournament in New Delhi, which they did in style, going through the event unbeaten and defeating hosts, India, 3-1 in the final.Reflecting on the qualification of the team for the Games, Marescia told BuaNews: “The Olympic qualifier was a tough tournament for the Investec ladies’ hockey team. We had an intense preparation period with a number of international games, which paid off in the end as we entered the final being the most prepared team for the event.“It was tough because psychologically each player knows that we would only get one chance to qualify. But once we had done it, we were thrilled.‘We deserve to be in London’“We feel that we deserve to be in London and our results prove it, and now that we have the chance to participate in London, we are looking forward to another tough tournament, but hope to do better than we have done at past Olympic Games.”The opportunities created by Investec’s sponsorship, which have allowed for far more international participation than ever before is invaluable, Marescia said.“The experience definitely helps us to focus on the job at hand. While we spend a lot of time focusing on ourselves, we also spend hours analysing the opposition and their structure, the style and their key players and set pieces.”FIH All StarMarescia, who plays her trade for Rotterdam in the elite Dutch league, is a player that leads from the front, setting an example for her team-mates to follow. That standard is a high one, which is underlined by her selection to the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) All Star team in 2007, 2009 and 2010.“On the field, I just want to play and make a difference,” she said. “Sometimes making the difference means being the supporter of the others when they are playing well and sometimes it means standing up and making the difference myself.“Playing for South Africa is extremely special,” Marescia added. “It is something that I treasure and I will always work hard to ensure that I never miss out on the opportunity to put on the green and gold and sing our national anthem with pride.”What drives South Africa’s captain? In the Mail and Guardian’s Book of Women, Marescia revealed her personal motto: “Deep within you lies a seed of greatness waiting to be germinated.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Gift of the Givers en route to Gaza

first_img27 August 2014South African humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers is en route to Gaza with 16 tons of emergency medical supplies valued at R15-million.The organisation was last week granted entry into Gaza with medical teams, equipment and ambulances.According to Gift of the Givers founder and director Imtiaz Sooliman, the medical teams departed Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday night to Egypt, where they will connect to Gaza.“Items donated by American NGOs to Gift of the Givers will also be released from Cairo customs into our possession [on Wednesday]. The team will enter Rafah in the afternoon and the supplies will follow a day later,” Sooliman said.Sooliman thanked the Department of International Relations and Cooperation for securing permission from the Egyptian government for Gift of the Givers teams and supplies to cross the Rafah border into Gaza.Gift of the Givers has delivered R4-million worth of supplies inside Gaza since 8 July.The United Nation estimates that the latest wave of violence, which began eight weeks ago, has killed 2 101 Palestinians and 67 Israelis, in addition to forcing 475 000 Palestinians to seek refuge at UN facilities inside Gaza.Ceasefire for GazaOn Tuesday, an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza, brokered under Egyptian auspices, came into effect. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made the announcement, which he hopes will lead to a political process aimed at achieving a durable peace.“A brighter future for Gaza and for Israel depends on a sustainable ceasefire. It is up to the parties to live up to this responsibility,” a UN statement read. “After 50 days of profound human suffering and devastating physical destruction, any violations of the ceasefire would be utterly irresponsible.”Ban noted that any peace effort that did not tackle the root causes of the crisis would do little more than set the stage for the next cycle of violence. He called for, among others, an end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza and the addressing of Israel’s legitimate security concerns.The secretary-general said the two-State solution was the only viable option. Ban urged both parties to return to meaningful negotiations towards a final status agreement that addressed all core issues and ended the 47-year occupation.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Privacy Policies Are Dead, Privacy Watchdog Says

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Analysis#NYT#web center_img Privacy policies are dead, says Fran Maier, President of privacy auditing firm TrustE, and it’s time for the web to move into an era of “just in time” notifications whenever new types of data are being collected or when our data is being used in new ways.At a time when online data about individuals and our actions is growing exponentially, when the potential for that data to drive innovation and monetization is just beginning to be understood, when users are wrestling to take control over new forms of communication and when government is looking to take action to protect the complex interests of its citizens – Maier’s forward looking statements, well informed by the history of online privacy practices, are well worth paying attention to.Maier’s statements were included in a 14 minute TedX talk posted on the TrustE company blog this week. (Full video embedded below as well.)In the talk, Maier provided an overview of evolving understandings of privacy from Match.com’s 1995 creation of a privacy policy before the practice was widespread, through Facebook’s controversial but highly granular policies today, the emerging European practice of notifying citizens when they enter an area watched by surveillance cameras and a future characterized by an Internet of Things, where user data is held not just online, but in our phones, our cameras, our electrical grid and elsewhere. Maier says we’ll soon start to see a system called a Forward Eye in advertisements online, which will tell us what information about us is being captured and how it will be used. We’ll then be given an option to opt-out. The constant throughout all these developments, Maier argues, is that privacy violations occur when people are unable to trust that the their expectations will be met with regard to the outcome of someone else accessing their information. Privacy, TrustE says, is a system that provides transparency, choice and accountability. “It’s not an end-state of your information being held, and in a lock-box that nobody can get, it’s a system,” Maier says.There is a place for government and regulation in all of this she says, because there are bad actors in the world. Her hope is that the governments will focus on the bad actors and “allow tech innovation, and self-regulation and this system of transparency & accountability and choice to really grow and foster, so that it doesn’t shut down the promise of information sharing.”“Privacy policy is dead. What we’ve got to move into is just-in-time notices that give us choices and lead fundamentally to accountability.” -Fran Maier, TrustE PresidentCertifying privacy policies is what TrustE built its business on, Maier says, but such policies are no longer sufficient. “Privacy policy is dead. What we’ve got to move into is just-in-time notices that give us choices and lead fundamentally to accountability.”Maier says it will be possible to be private in a public world, but it will require individual accountability, corporate accountability and possibly a backstop of law and regulation.Does this jive with your understanding of privacy, your hopes and expectations for privacy in the future of the internet? Let us know in comments. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more

4 die in wall collapse, life hit in flooded Vadodara

first_imgNDRF rescues people in Vadodara following flash floods due to heavy rainfall NDRF rescues people in Vadodara following flash floods due to heavy rainfallVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0001:4101:41  Incessant rainfall has caused the death of four people in a wall collapse in Vadodara, besides causing floods and affecting life in the city. Nearly 5,000 people from over two dozen low-lying areas were shifted by the NDRF (National Disaster Response Force). Most of the roads were completely inundated.The government has deployed nine teams of the NDRF, besides the Army and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to evacuate people from areas along the Vishwamitri river that is flowing to the danger level mark.center_img According to the State Emergency Operation Center (SEOC), a total of five NDRF and four SDRF teams have been involved in rescue operations in addition to two columns of the Army and as many companies of the State Reserve Police (SRP).Additionally, district police and teams of fire brigade of Vadodara and Surat Municipal Corporations have been deployed for a major rescue operation in the city which had seen an extremely heavy downpour of 499 mm on Wednesday.The district authorities ordered the closure of all schools and colleges on Friday. The operations at the city airport were shut on Thursday.Waterlogging of tracksFlooding has disrupted traffic movement as the authorities shut down all eight bridges in the city. The Western Railway has cancelled over a dozen trains due to waterlogging of tracks.“Five teams of the NDRF have been airlifted from Pune to join the evacuation works in Vadodara. CM has deputed a team of senior bureaucrats from Gandhinagar to oversee rescue and relief works,” a Gujarat government release stated.More than one lakh food packets were distributed by the NDRF and police in localities submerged in knee-deep waters.According to Vadodara Collector Shalini Agrawal, water was not receding because of the opening of sluice gates of the Ajwa dam and inflow of more water due to rains in the catchment area of the Vishwamitri.Floodwaters have entered the Sayajibaug zoo and government-run SSG hospital, besides local markets.On Thursday evening, the State energy division restored power in some of the areas where supply was stopped after four dozen feeders were submerged. “We have restored power in some areas but still several areas are in dark,” a government official said.“Four labourers were killed in a wall collapse due to heavy rain in Chhani area of Vadodara,” Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said after holding a review meeting in capital Gandhinagar.last_img read more

Playing aggressive key to Ginebra’s success, says Tenorio

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slaughter starts, sets tone for Gin Kings in Game 5 win MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Hunger has been a word constantly thrown through the course of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, with both sides repeatedly saying that whoever wants the game more will win the plum.LA Tenorio has no doubt that Ginebra was the hungrier team on Sunday as it came out like a house on fire and hounded Meralco in Game 5.ADVERTISEMENT “We started really aggressive. We did it the whole game, so we ended up winning the game. I think that’s really the key when we’re aggressive defensively, offensively, it’s automatic that we’ll get the win,” Tenorio said.With Tenorio steering the ship, the Gin Kings took control early before holding off the Bolts in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe veteran playmaker got the job done on offense, orchestrating the flow for Ginebra with 17 points and four assists, while also doing his job on defense as he bullied the Meralco guards to also finish with six rebounds and three steals.Tenorio’s stellar showing, though, didn’t come as a surprise to coach Tim Cone, who asked him to play extended minutes with the loss of Sol Mercado to injury in Game 4. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next But the heavy minutes are the least of his concerns with the Kings only a win away from repeating as Governors’ Cup champions.“Actually, coach Tim was apologizing to me because of my extended minutes. But I don’t care. This is the championship. I’ll just rest after the series. If I have to play for 48 minutes, I’m ready. I told him even in next game, we don’t have Sol now, so I’m ready to extend my minutes,” he said.“Hopefully next game, we can bring this aggressiveness. But for sure, what we did today is not enough for next game. For sure, they’re going to adjust, so we just have to double our effort if we want to close out the series,” he said.“We know what to do, so we did what we’re supposed to do. Next game, we’ll bring it.”Game 6 is on Wednesday, still at the Philippine Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals PLAY LIST 01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more